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Post  yamahamad Wed Jun 01 2011, 19:23

First topic message reminder :

Okay so i am sat at the front of the lights at a major crossroad at red.
The opposite turning right traffic is going through on the filter, a few cars go through & there is an arctic coming up the hill towards the junction. My light turns green so his filter has gone.
I set off across the lights but the truck keeps going making my gap smaller & smaller.
I managed to swerve through the gap so i did not hit the truck head on but glanced his right corner with my head, shoulder, elbow & upper thigh.I managed to syay on the bike even though the back wheel lifted & got thrown to the left.
As luck would have it a police van with 4 very nice & biker friendly cops were a few cars back at the other side of the lights & stopped me from dragging the truck driver out of the cab.
Insurance details swapped & statements taken i rode home thinking that was a bit too close.
A couple of hours on & i ache pretty bad but everything is still attatched.

The bike is not bad really. Micron can is scratched & a bit bent & also there is a dent in the swingarm where the exhaust has hit it.

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Post  Radar Thu Jun 02 2011, 22:38

Glad you are basically ok bud, that is the important thing

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Post  MevsyD Thu Jun 02 2011, 23:18

Holy crap Paul!! Just saw this thread! Glad you are ok mate, bikes can be fixed...

(Note to Martin, when out for a ride with Paul give him a few metres at lights just incase he is targeted!)
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Post  kwakkat Fri Jun 03 2011, 11:14

your very poorly you need medical help a few days off work maybe a month the bike could be a little more bent make sure you get every thing going glad your safe m8
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Post  billyw Fri Jun 03 2011, 11:42

Glad you are ok, way,way too close.
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Post  yamahamad Sun Jun 05 2011, 18:31

Had a little ride out this afternoon on the slightly damaged cat before it goes in for hopefully a new swinging arm & exhaust sometime next week.
My shoulder still hurts a fair bit so i only did 20 miles or so but really wanted to get out for a little ride so the last time i rode was not when some idiot truck driver tried to take me out.
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Post  Panzerbuilder Sun Jun 05 2011, 19:10

Take it steady Paul. Slow and easy. Missed you at Seaways so we'll have to arrange another meet, the next time Rovers are at home and when you and your bike are fixed.

Regards Rich.
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Post  yamahamad Sun Jun 05 2011, 19:30

Will look forward to it rich. Would have loved to come today but dont think it was a good idea as the shoulder is still painfull.
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Post  JAM Tue Jun 07 2011, 17:41

Not very often you'll tangle with a wagon and get away with it.

Make sure you put your lottery tickets on!

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Post  Wowey Wed Jun 08 2011, 06:36

Hope you are feeling ok. Perhaps we can compare notes as i am totally peeved with the whole thing. Just want my bike fixing and back on road. I never had a bump and its really bothering me wondering if im doing everything i should be.
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Post  ellie Wed Jun 08 2011, 07:01

I never had a bump and its really bothering me wondering if im doing everything i should be

You can't legslate for numpty drivers!

My 'off' didnt involve anyone apart from myself and a wet road... Doh!!!
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Post  Wowey Wed Jun 08 2011, 08:43

i mean legally - I am just totally lost - i had a car on the road for 16yrs and never had a crash so im a bit lost tbh
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Post  Guest Thu Jun 09 2011, 00:53

A truck ?? Can't you pick something a little smaller next time ? pmsl Seriously tho -I'm glad you're ok.
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Post  Guest Sat Jun 11 2011, 22:44

Glad to hear you got away with not much more than a bruise or two. Hope you're back to 100% quicksmart, and that the insurance company gets you back on two (straight) wheels soon Smile
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Post  yamahamad Thu Jun 16 2011, 11:45

Took the bike for an estimate doing at colin appleyard my local yammy dealer & recieved the written quote yesterday.
Replacement of the swingarm & exhaust, Micron are no longer in business so they recommender a quill carbon oval which looks nice.
The estimate is £1385.
Still waiting for the insurance companies to sort themselves out.
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Post  0ldcat Thu Jun 16 2011, 13:16

Oooh ! . . . . That must be close to BER (beyond economic repair), and a write off !!! ?
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Post  yamahamad Thu Jun 16 2011, 14:43

Was wondering that myself tel. It would not be a bad thing if they pay me out for value & let me by it back for a few hundred.
This next coming winter i intend to black the frame & swingarm anyway so i would repair the damaged one. I could possibly end up quids in but we will see.
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Post  Wowey Tue Jun 21 2011, 15:14

i was told they may offer me "cash in lieu of repairs". i.e they dont think worth repair even tho i obv am going to but better than writing it off.

apparently common in older bikes as they know the owners like to keep them
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Post  yamahamad Tue Jun 21 2011, 19:12

How are you getting on with the gladius emma?
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Post  Wowey Wed Jun 22 2011, 10:11

sent it back - didnt like the risk of damaging it and didnt like the small print

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Post  yamahamad Tue Jun 28 2011, 11:48

The insurance estimator has just called & authed the repair work.
Nice shiney new swingarm & a quill carbon oval can.
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Post  Panzerbuilder Tue Jun 28 2011, 12:38

Nice. Plus a result. How are you feeling? Any better?
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Post  yamahamad Tue Jun 28 2011, 12:56

Not too bad rich thank you. Dull ache in my neck still which is worse in a morning & evening, still get pins & needles in my right arm & do not have a strong grip as usual.
Had a ride to devils bridge sunday morn with a mate who has just passed his test so it was very lesuirely & not too demanding but felt knackered sunday night. I do realise i am not ready to ride lots of miles but hopefully will be bt s&t.
How are you? see u soon hopefully.
Paul.
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Post  greencat Tue Jun 28 2011, 13:31

Glad to hear the insurers are progressing things for you and I hope you're happy with the result. Sounds like you're still not recovered from the incident however. Keep active and riding and I trust you'll be back to your old self soon.

All the best,
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Post  robertcains Tue Jun 28 2011, 15:34

Good result, all the best with getting fit again & the injury compo will come in handy ponder
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Post  yamahamad Sat Jul 30 2011, 09:15

Nice brand new shiny swingarm has now been fitted.

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Unfortunately the exhaust was not fitted due to a gasket not coming with the exhaust.
Instead i got the new exhaust given in the box which when i got home & had a look is not what was on the estimate or what i agreed as a replacement.

A few phone calls to & fro with the dealer the correct exhaust is now on order.
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Post  Wooster Sat Jul 30 2011, 10:13

My swingarm hasn't looked that good in years. Cool
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